Tarnside's Clients

At Tarnside fundraising consultants, we are proud to help our clients maximise their fundraising potential. We work with a wide variety of charities and not-for-profit organisations, including Arts & Heritage, Conservation, Disability, Healthcare, NHS, Housing and Community, Research and Think Tanks, and Young People and Learning.

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Healthcare & NHS
30 August 2019

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity

It's a pleasure to work with NHS charities keen to develop their fundraising, and a real delight to work with the enthusiastic and ambitious team at Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust. We've worked extensively with NHS charities over the past few years, helping teams navigate the journey towards an ambitious, proactive fundraising set-up. Many, like Newcastle, have used our Step Change…

Auckland Castle
Case Study

Read more about the Auckland Castle project and how it secured a series of £1m+ major gifts.

ClientsResearch & Think TanksYoung People & Learning
30 August 2019

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights UK

We're delighted to be supporting Robert F Kennedy Human Rights UK with its trust and foundation fundraising as it plans ambitious engagement and learning projects here in the UK. This involves both fundraising for the foundation's Human Rights schools' programme, and for a major event in Manchester, the inaugural Ripples of Hope Festival. In a time when division and intolerance are…
Arts & HeritageClients
30 June 2019

The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

We work a great deal in fundraising for the arts, so were thrilled when the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival approached us for support. Gilbert and Sullivan has a vast worldwide following, with generations continuing to rediscover and reshape these quirky operettas with the memorable tunes and lyrics. The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival has been an instituion since 1994 -…
Lichfield Cathedral FundraisingArts & HeritageClients
30 May 2019

Lichfield Cathedral

We worked with Lichfield Cathedral some years ago on their fundraising campaign to restore the Herkenrode stained glass panels in its Lady Chapel. It is a pleasure to be supporting its fundraising team once again, as they plan for the future at what is now a vibrant and inclusive Cathedral. Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval three-spired Cathedral in the…
Healthcare & NHSResearch & Think Tanks
22 May 2019

KOIS invest: impact investment

KOIS invest specialises in impact investment funds, investing capital in businesses and funds that generate a competitive financial return, as well as a positive impact on society and the environment. Clients are able to invest assets into funds which specialise in healthcare, affordable housing, enterprise development and other impact investment areas. "We believe that through enlightened management that awakens and…
Housing & Community
22 May 2019

Abbeyfield Ballachulish

We've been lucky enough to work with Abbeyfield homes on several occasions and in several locations (including at Esk Moors and Ilkeley ), to support them as secure funding for residential care homes. It is great, therefore, to be working with Abbeyfield Ballachulish once more as they plan for the future. Abbeyfield homes like these play a vital role in…
Arts & HeritageYoung People & Learning
5 April 2019

The Yehudi Menuhin School

Fundraising for music schools is an interest at Tarnside, having supported the £37m new music school at Chetham's some years ago. As such it was a privilege to work with the Yehudi Menuhin School as they plan for an ambitious and sustainable future. Music schools recieve government support for pupils, of course, via the Department for Education, but all have…
Arts & Heritage
28 November 2018

Chetham’s School of Music

Chetham’s, the renowned music school in Manchester, set itself a vast fundraising challenge. The music school had the opportunity to develop adjoining land and create cutting edge facilities, but £36 million would be required as a fundraising target. This ambition was far beyond the reach of a local fundrasing campaign. The music school's Feoffees (trustees) needed not only to appeal…
Housing & Community
31 October 2018

A Community Foundation for Cheshire

Community Foundation charities help philanthropists invest in their communities where most needed; in 2010, Cheshire was the only English county without one. A common perception of Cheshire is that it’s a county full of expensive cars, champagne and luxury homes. However there is a less glamorous side: poverty, deprivation, isolation and loneliness. The Duke of Westminster initiated discussions and funded…
Healthcare & NHS
31 October 2018

South Tees Hospital Charity

South Tees Hospitals Charity serves South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: the the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in community hospitals across the area, including the Friarage and East Cleveland Hospital. Much beloved by the community, the hospital charity is well supported and able to fund developments major and minor across its…
Arts & HeritageClients
31 July 2018

Auckland Castle Trust

Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. In 2012 the Castle and its contents passed into the care of the Auckland Castle Trust, whose aim is to transform the palace from an unknown and almost unvisited private dwelling into a vibrant heritage attraction.
ConservationResearch & Think Tanks
31 July 2018

Global Canopy

Funding environmental projects can be complex, owing to the many conflicting views on environmental issues, and because of the cross-border nature of many projects. It was fascinating to work with Global Canopy as they planned for the future and how they might increase funding for their pioneering environmental work. Global Canopy has a unique approach, however, which is attractive to…
Arts & HeritageResearch & Think Tanks
31 July 2018

Odysseus Unbound Foundation

We have been delighted to work with the trustees of Odysseus Unbound for some time, on fundraising research and grant applications to support, in turn, their archaeological and geoscientific work. Fundraising research has focussed on grantmakers in Europe and further abroad, with a demonstrable interest in Greece and the classics. About the foundation and their work I am Odysseus, Laertes’…
Housing & Community
31 July 2018

Bay Search and Rescue

Morecambe Bay is the UK’s largest expanse of mudflats and sand, reaching from Barrow-in-Furness to Fleetwood. Surrounded by saltmarshes and estuaries, it is beautiful but deadly: there are large areas of quicksand which move day to day, and water can move in at over 10mph over the miles of bay. BS&R was formed to develop the right capabilities to rescue…
ConservationResearch & Think Tanks
31 July 2018

Foundation for Common Land

We began working with the Foundation for Common Land to help them secure the match funding for a £2.7m National Lottery Heritage Funded project to support Common Land*. This was an ambitious heritage and environmental scheme, taking place in several locations, with a need for substantial match funding support from partners, trusts and foundations. Our Common Cause, the project in…
Research & Think Tanks
24 June 2018

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

The Institute for Fiscal Studies is Britain's leading independent microeconomic Think Tank, covering subjects from tax and benefits to education policy, from labour supply to corporate taxation. Its research not only has an impact on policy makers, think tanks and practitioners, it has also gained a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. Tarnside is delighted to be working with IFS as…
Arts & Heritage
22 June 2018

Octagon Theatre: Reimagined

The Octagon Theatre is Bolton's cultural heart, touching the lives of everyone in the town. It was built on local pride, fundraising, ambition and philanthropy, and opened in 1967 as the first new theatre to be built in the North West since World War 1. It has been bold since its beginning, supporting new and local writing, and working with…
ConservationHousing & Community
20 June 2018

Red Squirrel South West

Small conservation charities undertake fantastic projects all over the countryside, often overwhelmingly powered by volunteer support and passion for a shared cause. Sooner or later however many choose to scale up their plans and conservation charities need to secure funds to undertake a grander plan. Trust fundraising, in these cases, can provide straightforward and substantial funds for conservation work. Red…
Tarnside helps outdoor not-for-profits organisations fundraiseDisabilityYoung People & Learning
16 November 2017

Lake District Calvert Trust

We are delighted to be working once more with Lake District Calvert Trust, a leading provider of outdoor adventure.
Healthcare & NHS
14 November 2017

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Foundation

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK, and one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. It is at once a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, a world renowned biomedical research facility, and a hospital for the community. Its charitable foundation is an independent organisation that works…
Housing & Community
13 November 2017

King Edward VI Almshouses

King Edward VI Almshouses provide accommodation for individuals or couples, able to live independently, in housing need and living on a low income in the Saffron Walden area. The organisation has an impressively long history, having been founded by deed in 1400. Though no longer working exclusively with the 'lame, crooked, blind and bedridden', the Almshouses have played a vital…
Young People & Learning
12 November 2017

ASHA Trust

ASHA Trust works with home-based creches in disadvantaged communities in the Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. It trains the women who provide informal child care so they can create safe and educational creches for the under-fours. Quality nursery care is proven to be an effective safeguard against a childhood in poverty, leading to better health and…
DisabilityYoung People & Learning
11 November 2017

Avalon School

Avalon School plans to create a new Hydrotherapy Pool, providing a vital, life-changing resource for young people at the school and disabled people within the local community. There is no such facility nearby, and the pool and facilities would have an enormous impact on its pupils, who have significant physical and sensory impairments. Tarnside is working alongside the school to…
Arts & Heritage
10 November 2017

The Factory, Manchester

Fundraising appeals for ambitious cultural projects are always exciting, especially when they'll change the face of a whole neighbourhood. Such large-scale cultural appeals also require effective fundraising strategies: behind the big vision must be influential supporters and clear business planning. We were delighted to work alongside the tireless team behind Factory, Manchester. Factory is an enormous capital development for the…
NHS charityHealthcare & NHS
8 November 2017

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital is the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, providing specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community. It serves a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle…
Arts & Heritage
6 November 2017

Darlington Hippodrome

Tarnside is working once more with Darlington Civic Theatre to support its future fundraising, at an exciting time in its development.
Tarnside helps NHS trusts fundraiseHealthcare & NHS
5 November 2017

The Christie Charity

NHS fundraising is a real interest here at Tarnside: more and more NHS tusts are exploring what active fundraising might bring to their hospitals and services. The Christie Charity is a fine example of an NHS charity which has been supported and grown into an ambitious force for fundraising, contributing £millions to The Christie's important work each year. Tarnside has…
Arts & Heritage
4 November 2017


Storyhouse is Chester's new £37 million cultural centre, which opened in May 2017. A restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building now houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars and a 100-seat boutique cinema. It is a bold new heart for Chester's thriving cultural life: a theatrical venue for performances large and small, a 21st…
Healthcare & NHS
3 November 2017

Sightsavers: major donor fundraising

Tarnside worked with Sightsavers to understand how it could increase its income from major donors, and build longer-term relationships with those in a position to support its life-changing work at a more substantial level. Major donors can make an immense difference to the fundraising performance of any charity: they are, however, demanding donors who expect depth of detail and -…
Young People & Learning
1 November 2017

Girlguiding UK

Girlguiding UK is the UK’s largest girl only youth organisation, bringing together 400,000 girls and young women each week. Girlguiding ensure girls across the UK have the space and opportunities they need to thrive, grow and give back to their communities. Tarnside worked with Girlguiding UK to build a successful combination of local fundraising and a larger national appeal to…
ClientsHealthcare & NHSHousing & Community
31 July 2017

Abbeyfield Ilkley

Tarnside worked with Abbeyfield Ilkley on a successful capital appeal to build a new integrated care home. Capital appeals are a tough challenge for charities, usually requiring new prospects and new skills. Tarnside has worked on several capital appeals for Abbeyfield, and was delighted to support this ambitious capital appeal in Ilkley. The following is a brief Case Study looking…
ClientsHousing & Community
31 July 2017

Abbeyfield Esk Moors

Tarnside were delighted to support Abbeyfield in Esk Moors as they embarked upon an ambitious fundraising appeal to create a new residential home. Tarnside has worked with several community and housing clients as they tackle ambitous fundraising appeals: this short Case Study explores how consultancy support underpinned a successful appeal. “Country folk, in particular, prefer to stay put if they…